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Adult Classes

We offer weekly classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, pottery, mixed media, metal design and jewelry design! Classes typically meet once a week for six weeks. Most adult level classes are open to ages 18 and up. See our full Fall Adult Schedule below and find the perfect class for you!

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Members of Emerge Gallery & Art Center, Home of the Pitt County Arts Council, are able to sign up for classes at a reduced member price. Not a member? Become a member of Emerge today! All memberships are on a yearly basis.  Click here to learn more about our memberships.

Spring 2018 January - May

CERAMICS AND POTTERY

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An amazing benefit of being enrolled in one of our pottery classes is that you can come in an work in the studio anytime during our open hours to gain extra practice! While camps and classes occupy the main studio during the summer, we have a satellite room that potters can work in.


DAYTIME CLASS OPTIONS

Daytime Potter's Wheel

Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm

This is the perfect class for those interested in learning and perfecting throwing on the potter's wheel. Intro students will learn the basics of wheel throwing while intermediate and advanced students will work with the instructor on problem solving and refining their skills. [Min. 6, Max. 8]

Instructor: Jacqueline Hobbs
Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well.  Ages 18 and up or by special permission for senior project.

Spring 2018: Session 1: January 17 - February 21 (6 classes)
Cost: $75 for members, $115 for non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 2: March 14 - April 25 (6 classes)
*Skipping the week of April 2 - 6 for Spring Break Art Camp.
Cost: $75 for members, $115 for non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 3: May 2 - 30 (5 classes)
Cost: $63 for members, $103 for non-members

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Daytime Handbuilding

Thursdays 1:00pm-3:00pm

This class will cover handbuilding, glazing techniques, and surface decoration. Students will learn how to make various seasonal projects while learning to use a slab roller, extruder, and other tools.[Min. 6, Max. 8]

Instructor: Gail Ritzer
Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well.  Ages 18 and up or by special permission for senior project.

Spring 2018: Session 1: January 18 - February 22 (6 classes)
Cost: $75 for emerge members, $115 for non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 2: March 15 - April 26 (6 classes)
*Skipping the week of April 2 - 6 for Spring Break Art Camp.
Cost: $75 for emerge members, $115 for non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 3: May 3 - 31 (5 classes)
Cost: $63 for emerge members, $103 for non-members

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EVENING CLASS OPTIONS

Topics in Ceramics: Boot Camp for potters

Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm 

It is 2018! If your New Year’s Resolution List includes improving throwing skills or learning new ones, then this is the class for you.
Each week we will focus on a particular skill to be addressed by a series of practice drills designed to hone your abilities. Boot
Camp will really benefit intermediate potters in their pursuit of mastery. But, if you are still in the early stages of ceramics, then it is also the perfect opportunity to establish strong fundamental skills. Although this session is not project driven, many of the pots resulting from the exercises can be made into finished pieces. Don’t delay, enlist today! Potters should be able to center and pull 2lbs of clay. [Min. 6, Max. 8]

Instructor: Rae Brown
Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well.  Ages 18 and up or by special permission for senior project.

Spring 2018: Session 1: January 16 - February 20 (6 classes)
Cost: $85 for emerge members, $125 for non-members

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Topics in Ceramics: Surface decoration

Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm

Do you want to enhance your pots and add more visual and tactical depth? Then this survey of surface decorative techniques
may be just what you need to inspire you to make pots that are distinctively your own. We will address surface decorating
options at each phase of the ceramic process: wet, leather hard, and bisque. This session will emphasize wheel throwing only as related to surface decoration and potters will be expected to bring pots/tiles to practice various techniques. At the end of the class, potters will have several new decorative skills in their repertoire to continue developing pots that are as unique as the potter that made them. Potters should be able to center and pull 2lbs of clay. [Min. 6, Max. 8]

Instructor: Rae Brown
Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well.  Ages 18 and up or by special permission for senior project.

Spring 2018: Session 2: March 13 - April 17 (6 classes)

Cost: $85 for emerge members, $125 for emerge non-members

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Topics in Ceramics: 1 + 1 = 1 Combined Forms

Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm

Combine two simple forms to make one amazing pot. Do you want to make taller vases or more distinctive shapes? You can with some quick tips and practice. This class is ideal for the intermediate potter who is ready to make more complex pots. It is also suited for those whose skills are still developing because projects are composed of two basic forms that emphasize fundamental throwing skills and introduce the ceramic process. Projects include dipping bowls, caddies, vases, pitchers, spoons. Potters should be able to center and pull 2lbs of clay. [Min. 6, Max. 8]

Instructor: Rae Brown
Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well.  Ages 18 and up or by special permission for senior project.

Spring 2018: Session 3: May 1 - June 5 (6 classes)

Cost: $85 for emerge members, $125 for emerge non-members

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Introduction to Wheel Throwing

Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm  

If you’ve never tried the potter’s wheel but have always wanted to, then this class is for you. If you’ve thrown on the wheel before but need a refresher or are new to Emerge, then this class is for you too! During this introductory class, you will learn the fundamentals necessary for throwing cylinders and bowls. The session will focus on techniques for centering, opening, pulling, trimming, and glazing; and, by the end of the session, students will have several finished pots to take home. Class size is restricted so students can get the technical instruction required to establish a good foundation for continued learning. This class is a prerequisite for Continuing Pottery Classes. [Min. 4, Max. 6]

Instructor: Julie Rogers
Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well.  Ages 18 and up or by special permission for senior project.

Spring 2018: Session 1: January 17 - February 21 (6 classes)
Cost: $95 for emerge members, $135 for emerge non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 2: March 14 - April 18 (6 classes)
Cost: $95 for emerge members, $135 for emerge non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 3: May 2 - June 6 (6 classes)
Cost: $95 for emerge members, $135 for emerge non-members

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Continuing Potter: Beyond the Basics

Thursdays 6:00pm-8:30pm 

Continuing students will hone their skills at centering, opening, and pulling during this 6 week class. Projects are designed to help improve the fundamentals necessary for crafting well-made cylinders and bowls. Advanced skills such as increasing scale, pulling spouts, and attaching handles will be addressed to challenge potters who have more wheel experience. Each project will include glazing and surface decoration discussions. This class is project driven and will allow students to take home several functional pieces! Introduction to Wheel Throwing is a prerequisite to this class. [Min. 6, Max. 8]

Instructor: Julie Rogers
Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well.  Ages 18 and up or by special permission for senior project.

Spring 2018: Session 1: January 18 - February 22 (6 classes)
Cost: $85 for emerge members, $125 for emerge non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 2: March 15 - April 19 (6 classes)
Cost: $85 for emerge members, $125 for emerge non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 3: May 3 - June 7 (6 classes)
Cost: $85 for emerge members, $125 for emerge non-members

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POTTERY CLUBS

THE FIRING CIRCLE

Membership to THE FIRING CIRCLE is open to all current and previously enrolled students taking classes through our pottery program. If you have not taken a pottery class through Emerge, you must first enroll in the Clay Studio Orientation Class prior to joining THE FIRING CIRCLE. Members of the Firing Circle are paying only for the use of the kiln facilities. They are not eligible for use of the pottery facility including wheels, tables, equipment, etc. This is simply a club for those individuals who wish to create and owrk on their artwork off site, but need kiln usage. (Those wishing to use the Emerge Facility and supplies should enroll in Mudhole.) Clay and glazes are not included. Clay may be purchased at class rates. Clay not purchased at Emerge is not permitted. Dues run on a 6-month basis. Members pay for firing by drying room shelf load.

Membership Rates: $25 for members, $65 for non-members

Firing Rates: $10 per drying room shelf


MUDHOLE

Membership to MUDHOLE is open to all current and previously enrolled students taking classes through our pottery program. Dues run on a 3-month or a 6-month basis. Membership entitles you to use our facilities any time during our open hours, whether you are currently enrolled in a class or not, the ability to purchase clay at class rates, use of glazes, and your work will be fired though our facility.

Eligibility: You must have taken at least 2 pottery classes at Emerge Gallery & Art Center. Your instructor must sign off on our Mudhole Waiver stating that you can wedge, center, trim and glaze successfully without supervision. If you are unable to do so, we will recommend you take another class prior to working alone and enrolling in Mudhole. *If you have pottery experience, but have not taken a class through our facility you must first enroll in the Clay Orintation Class prior to enrolling.

3 Month Membership Rates: $95 for members of Emerge, $135 for non-members

6 Month Membership Rates: $145 for members of Emerge, $185 for non-members


Private Lessons in Pottery

Private lessons are available in pottery! These hands-on lessons are taught in the one-on-one format with the instructor demonstrating, then letting the student try it. Class dates and times are scheduled by the student and instructor’s mutual agreement. Supply Fee – $20 per bag of clay- covers glazes & firing as well. Call Paula Rountree at Emerge (252) 551-6947 or e-mail at  paula@pittcountyarts.org for more information and to schedule. Cost: $150 for members, $190 for non-members. – 4 one-hour lessons Bring a friend: 2 people $100 each, 3 or more $75 each -4 one hour lessons (members only). 

New Option! – Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour – $40 an hour for one person, 2 or more people $35 an hour per person (members only)


METAL DESIGN & JEWELRY

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As a benefit of enrollment in our metals program, current students are able to come in and work during our open studio hours currently scheduled for Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm until 8:30pm.

DAYTIME CLASS OPTIONS

Metalsmithing Basics

Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:30pm 

“I made it myself!” That’s what you’ll tell friends when they ask about the unique piece of jewelry you’re wearing. Learn metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering, and riveting to make a variety of projects. First-time participants will make a bracelet that involves all of these basic methods. Returning participants will work with the instructor to problem solve, refine their basic skills, and explore more advanced techniques such as enameling, etching, using alternative materials, and stone setting. [Min. 6, Max 7] 

Instructor: Liz Steiner
Supplies are included with the exception of fine metals, such as silver, that students may wish to use in class.

 Spring 2018: Session 1: January 17 - February 21(6 classes)
Cost: $115 for emerge members, $155 for emerge non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 2: March 14 - April 25 (6 classes)
*Skipping the week of April 2 - 6 for Spring Break Art Camp
Cost: $115 for emerge members, $155 for emerge non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 3: May 2 - 30 (5 classes)
Cost: $95 for emerge members, $135 for emerge non-members

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EVENING CLASS OPTIONS

Metalsmithing Basics

Thursday 6:00pm - 8:30pm 

“I made it myself!” That’s what you’ll tell friends when they ask about the unique piece of jewelry you’re wearing. Learn metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering, and riveting to make a variety of projects. First-time participants will make a bracelet that involves all of these basic methods. Returning participants will work with the instructor to problem solve, refine their basic skills, and explore more advanced techniques such as enameling, etching, using alternative materials, and stone setting. [Min. 6, Max 7] 

Instructor: Hosanna Rubio
Supplies are included with the exception of fine metals, such as silver, that students may wish to use in class.

Spring 2018: Session 1: January 18 - February 22 (6 classes)
Cost: $115 for emerge members, $155 for emerge non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 2: March 15 - April 19 (6 classes)
Cost: $115 for emerge members, $155 for emerge non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 3: May 3 - June 7 (6 classes)
Cost: $115 for emerge members, $155 for emerge non-members

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Private Lessons in Metal Design & Jewelry Making

Private lessons are available in metal design & jewelry! These lessons hands-on are taught in the one-on-one format with the instructor demonstrating, then letting the student try it. Only 1st class supplies are included. Supply list will be provided at 1st class. Class dates and times are scheduled by the student and instructor’s mutual agreement. Call Paula Rountree at Emerge (252) 551-6947 or e-mail at  paula@pittcountyarts.org for more information and to schedule. Cost: $150 for members, $190 for non-members. – 4 one-hour lessons Bring a friend: 2 people for $100 each, 3 or more $75 each -4 one hour lessons (members only). New Option! –Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour – $40 an hour for one person, 2 or more people $35 an hour per person (members only).


PAINTING AND DRAWING

DAYTIME CLASS OPTIONS

Daytime Painting & Drawing

Tuesdays 1:00pm 3:00pm 

Whether it is watercolor, acrylic, oils, charcoal, or graphite that strikes your fancy, we have the class for you! Our classes are small and are taught like several private lessons at once, geared towards your specific interests and subject matter choices. You will learn just as much from your classmates as you will from your instructor. Our class structure is great for beginners or experienced painters and drawers to further their skills! Mediums that can be covered include acrylics, watercolor, oils, graphite, charcoal, pastels, and more! [Min. 6, Max. 12]

First night's supplies are included.  Instructor will provide a supply list at the first class.

Instructor: Gail Ritzer

Spring 2018: Session 1: January 16 - February 20 (6 classes)
Cost: $65 for emerge members, $105 for emerge non-members.

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Fall 2017: Spring 2018: Session 2: March 13 - April 24 (6 classes)
Cost: $65 for emerge members, $105 for emerge non-members.

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Spring 2018: Session 3: May 1- May 29 (5 classes)
Cost: $55 for emerge members, $195 for emerge non-members.

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EVENING CLASS OPTIONS

Painting & Drawing

Thursdays 6:00pm-8:30pm 

Whether it is watercolor, acrylic, oils, charcoal, or graphite that strikes your fancy, we have the class for you! Our classes are small and are taught like several private lessons at once, geared towards your specific interests and subject matter choices. You will learn just as much from your classmates as you will from your instructor. Our class structure is great for beginners or experienced painters and drawers to further their skills! Mediums that can be covered include acrylics, watercolor, oils, graphite, charcoal, pastels, and more! [Min. 6, Max. 12]

First night's supplies are included.  Instructor will provide a supply list at the first class.

Instructor: Michael Richardson

Spring 2018: Session 1: January 18 - February 22 (6 classes)
Cost: $75 for emerge members, $115 for emerge non-members.

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Spring 2018: Session 2: March 15 - April 19 (6 classes)
Cost: $75 for emerge members, $115 for emerge non-members.

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Spring 2018: Session 3: May 3 - June 7 (6 classes)
Cost: $75 for emerge members, $115 for emerge non-members.

Private Lessons in Painting

Private lessons are available in painting and drawing! Whether it is oils, acrylics, watercolor, charcoal, graphite, or mixed media. Student and instructor work together to come up with an artwork that is both challenging and interesting to the student. Instructor will provide demonstrations and feedback to help the student accomplish their personal artistic goals. Class dates and times are scheduled by the student and instructor’s mutual agreement. Only 1st class supplies are included. Supply list will be provided at 1st class. Call Paula Rountree at Emerge (252) 551-6947 or e-mail at paula@pittcountyarts.org for more information and to schedule. Cost: $150 for members, $190 for non-members. – 4 one-hour lessons Bring a friend: 2 people for $100 each, 3 or more $75 each -4 one hour lessons (members only). New Option! –Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour – $40 an hour for one person, 2 or more people $35 an hour per person (members only).

TEXTILES

Beginning and continuing silk painting

Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm

Silk painting is a very unique craft. The ink used soaks into the silk, and resist techniques provide ample opportunities to create unique compositions and patterns. Students will be provided with plenty of materials to get started as well as information to order their own supplies for working from home. [Min. 6, Max. 8]

Instructor: Megan Maxwell

Spring 2018: Session 1: January 16 - February 20 (6 classes)
Cost: $75 for members, $115 for non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 2: March 13 - April 17 (6 classes)
Cost: $75 for members, $115 for non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 3: May 1 - June 5 (6 classes)
Cost: $75 for members, $115 for non-members

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Private Lessons in Textiles

Private lessons are available in textiles! Whether it is quilting, crocheting, silk painting, knitting, or creative pillows that peaks your interest… we are sure to have an instructor to cater to your artistic whims. This hands-on class is taught in the one – on- one format with the instructor demonstrating, then letting the student try it. Class dates and times are scheduled by the student and instructor’s mutual agreement. Only 1st class supplies are included. Supply list will be provided at 1st class. Call Paula Rountree at Emerge (252) 551-6947 or e-mail at paula@pittcountyarts.org for more information and to schedule. Cost: $150 for members, $190 for non-members. – 4 one-hour lessons Bring a friend: 2 people for $100 each, 3 or more $75 each -4 one hour lessons (members only). New Option! –Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour – $40 an hour for one person, 2 or more people $35 an hour per person (members only).

BOOKMAKING

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKMAKING

Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm

Learn the basics of book making! This course will cover a variety of techniques including sewn bindings, folded structures, and using adhesives. Participants will construct both hard cover and soft cover books, books for journaling and sketching as well as artist books. Tools and some materials provided. No experience needed.

Instructor: Liz Steiner

Spring 2018: Session 1: January 17 - February 21 (6 classes)
Cost: $65 for members, $115 for non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 2: March 14 - April 18 (6 classes)
Cost: $65 for members, $115 for non-members

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Spring 2018: Session 3: May 2 - June 6 (6 classes)
Cost: $65 for members, $115 for non-members

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Private Lessons in Bookmaking

Private lessons are available in bookmaking! This hands-on class is taught in the one-on-one format with the instructor demonstrating, then letting the student try it. Class dates and times are scheduled by the student and instructor’s mutual agreement.Supply list will be provided at 1st class. Call Paula Rountree at Emerge (252) 551-6947 or e-mail at paula@pittcountyarts.org for more information and to schedule. Cost: $150 for members, $190 for non-members. – 4 one-hour lessons Bring a friend: 2 people $100 each, 3 or more $75 each -4 one hour lessons (members only). New Option! –Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour – $40 an hour for one person, 2 or more people $35 an hour per person (members only)

PHOTOGRAPHY

Private Lessons in Photography

Private lessons are available in photography! Whether it be digital, darkroom, pinhole, or cyanotype that peaks your interest…we are sure to have an instructor to cater to your artistic whims. This hands-on class is taught in the one-on-one format with the instructor demonstrating, then letting the student try it. Class dates and times are scheduled by the student and instructor’s mutual agreement. Camera and some supplies depending upon your focus are not included. Supply list will be provided at 1st class. Call Paula Rountree at Emerge (252) 551-6947 or e-mail at  paula@pittcountyarts.org for more information and to schedule. Cost: $150 for members, $190 for non-members. – 4 one-hour lessons Bring a friend: 2 people $100 each, 3 or more $75 each -4 one hour lessons (members only). New Option! –Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour – $40 an hour for one person, 2 or more people $35 an hour per person (members only)